Ron Retzlaff

Professional Turf Advisor

“Since my move to Colorado, I have been residing in Longmont and totally love the area. I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and grew up in Elm Grove, Wisconsin a small suburb west of Milwaukee with five brothers and sisters. I attended The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. I spent the summers at our family lake cottage with all the summer activities: swimming, water skiing, snorkeling, fishing and sailing. I became very involved with the Inland Lake Sailing Association Racing E-Scows and A-Scows on Midwestern inland lakes. Autumn and fall would approach with waterfowl and upland bird hunting. I especially liked duck, pheasant, and grouse hunting with my Springer Spaniels. As winter approached and the lakes froze, ice boating and ice fishing took over, along with downhill skiing and snowmobiling. I also spent the fall and winter curling (which is often compared to shuffle board on ice) on indoor ice rinks. When I find time, I occasionally travel back to Wisconsin to enjoy all those wonderful lake activities. It’s pretty tough to beat the Colorado weather though!”

Todd Land

Todd grew up in the Colorado Springs area where he attended Manitou Springs High School. After high school he attended Colorado State University and has degrees in Horticulture and Speech Communications.

Todd and his wife Megan have 2 boys, Payson and Dillon. In his spare time Todd enjoys coaching his sons in various sports, fly fishing, skiing, and golf.

Todd is currently calling on many types of Buffalo Brand Seed customers …. From green stores to reclamation companies……Todd’s extensive background in the seed and horticultural industries help supply our customers with just the right seed and knowledge to achieve their goals.

Dennis Schwarzkopf

Dennis Schwarzkopf began his seed career in Jan 2005 with then Sharp Bros Seed. Dennis currently handles regional ag seed sales for Buffalo Brand Seed and is a wealth of knowledge on many ag topics. His attention to detail and down-to-earth demeanor keep his customers informed and happy! Dennis has been a great benefit to Buffalo Brand Seed since our first day here in Greeley!

Dennis Schwarzkopf attended Blackhawk East Jr. College in Kewanee, IL and studied Ag. Production and Ag. Business. He has spent 12 years in Ag. Chemical and Fertilizer Sales & Management, 16 years in Ag Production and Ranch management, 2 years in Farm Radio and the last 14 years in seed sales. He resides near Hillrose, CO with wife Ann on irrigated hay farm with small organic orchard. Dennis also enjoys repairing old saddles and tack, ranch sorting and following four grandchildren in their endeavors.

David Moore

Buffalo Brand Seed is excited to announce the hiring of David Moore as General Manager. David brings over 2 decades of sales and management experience to our seed team with the last 14 years being spent in various facets of the seed industry.

A native to northern Colorado, David grew up on a small irrigated hay farm east of Greeley where he has been immersed in agriculture since childhood.  After graduating from Colorado State University, David spent time in livestock feed sales and the publishing industries until landing in the seed industry in 2006. With a passion for responsible stewardship, he has partnered with landowners for small acreage pasture management as well as large production agriculture and everything in between.

When not at work, David volunteers his time coaching the Weld County 4-H horse judging team and spending time with his family camping, fishing and horsing around.

Lyndsi Podtburg

Lyndsi was born and raised on a dairy farm west of Greeley. She is a proud dog mom of two rambunctious and adorable blue heelers.

After graduating from Windsor High School, she went to attend college and work and in Fort Collins but has since moved back to the Greeley area to be closer to her family.

In her free time, she can be found hanging out with her nephews, watching crime shows, and attending concerts.

Tanner Fetzer

Tanner was born in Greeley Colorado in 1996 and he never strayed too far away. He graduated from Platte Valley Highschool in 2015 and was a multiple sport athlete. Tanner then moved to Sterling Colorado to attend Northeastern Junior College where he graduated with an associate degree in animal science.

Tanner then moved back to the Kersey area where he helped his family run a trucking company and raise show goats for 4-H kids to show at the fair. His true passion is helping kids get in the showring and have success doing what Tanner did as a kid.

Tanner is very involved with his community; he is the head coach for the pee wee wrestling program in Kersey and takes a lot of pride in teaching his craft to young kids. In his free time he enjoys playing sand volleyball or cornhole with his family.

Shona Brown

I moved to Colorado 23 years ago from the Pacific Northwest. I grew up in a remote logging community just at the base of Mount Rainer. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 27 years and we have raised two sons. Our youngest is currently stationed overseas with United States Navy, and our oldest lives and works locally as an audio engineer. When I am not hanging out with the crew at Buffalo Brand Seed you will find me on my hobby farm where we take care of 10 rescue horses, 4 dogs, one very friendly barn cat. A couple times a year we try to foster a Momma dog with pups for a nonprofit organization that helps Veteran needs for companion and services dogs, or helping my husband run our small successful excavation business.

Michelle Eagleton

Michelle started with us in Jan 2014. Many of you already know Michelle as the nice voice that usually answers your phone calls to Buffalo Brand Seed.

Michelle was born and raised in Flagler Colorado. Growing up Michelle was very involved in many activities in school. During her summers she helped her Aunt and Uncle on their farm. After high school she moved to Greeley where she attended AIMS Community College and later became Certified as a Dental Assistant.

Michelle worked as a Dental Assistant for 14 years before she became a member of the Buffalo Brand Seed team. Michelle is married to her high school sweetheart (Adam) and they have two boys Taylor (16) and Joshua (13). When Michelle is not at work she enjoys time with her family camping, fishing, golfing, taking vacations and watching her boys play sports.

Kristi Bott

Kristi was born and raised in the Denver area. She did her undergraduate degree in Community Service Administration in Denver, and her master’s degree in International Administration in Vermont. Her early career included a stint in the Peace Corps in Samoa and continued with several years working with weaving cooperatives and community development projects in the Pacific region.

In her free time, she enjoys travel, gardening, weaving, fishing and spending time with her husband Shawn, kids Seth (28) and Hannah (21).

Kristi started working in the seed business in 1996 and began with Buffalo Brand Seed (then Sharp Bros Seed) in 2006. Kristi holds the distinct honor of being the first employee that we hired!! She balances a range of activities for us including sales, quotes, much of the forb and shrub purchasing, and writing mixes. She says she still loves the seed business because there is always something to learn, and she loves working with such a fun group. We are very blessed to have her as part of the Buffalo Brand Seed Team.

Lisa Doyle

Lisa was born in Davenport, Iowa but moved at age 5 to Fort Collins so her dad could attend CSU. She is the oldest of 3. As a child growing up in Fort Collins she was busy in 4-H where she did cake decorating and trained a Grand Champion Golden Retriever in Obedience and Showmanship. She also participated in track and cross country in High School.

After high school, Lisa attended The University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. While attending college she worked many different jobs but the one that was her favorite was working at Anheuser-Busch in Fort Collins as a Tour Guide, this proved to be a great way to meet her future husband Tim. Tim and Lisa have been married for 21 years and have 2 boys, Brandon and Coleby. When she is not working she is following the boys to extra-curricular school events, 4-H activities, raising chickens, camping and spending time with family.

Lisa Doyle has been us for 5+ years. Lisa handles the advertising and marketing here at Buffalo Brand Seed. Chances are if you have a pen, a hat or any item with our awesome logo on it… Lisa designed and ordered it just for you! Lisa also does a great job with the design and layout of our bags and small pack seed lines. Just another great team member that we are blessed to have as part of the Buffalo Brand Seed Team.

Milton Beydler

Milton Beydler is our longest tenured employee. Milt began his career seed career in Feb 1995 with then Sharp Bros Seed. Milton was our long-time seed warehouse manager and kept a very clean and tidy warehouse. Currently, Milt handles rate negotiations with our inbound and outbound carriers while also being out of the office delivering seed. His vast range of logistical and warehouse knowledge are a great resource while helping to train new seed team members. His “Can-Do” attitude is contagious to the rest of the Buffalo Brand Seed team.

Milt was born in Greensburg, KS and graduated from Lyons High School in Lyons, KS. After high school he attended FHSU in Hays, KS. where he met his wife, Rita. They were married in 1979 and have 2 children, a son (Jacob) and a daughter (Katelynn). Milt and Rita are proud grandparents to three grandchildren….ages 8,5 and 2. Milt has lived off and on in Colorado and Wyoming where he worked in the oilfield industry. Milt moved to Wiggins, CO in 1995 to start a new job at then Sharp Bros Seed.

Milt’s hobbies are just doing things around the house and attending Rockies baseball games. He also belongs to a Minor Senior Baseball League in Denver that plays on the weekends. Milt says the most important thing that he does is spend as much time I can with the grandkids and the family.